Archive for January 2012

Ice report

Received an email from Marcy regarding Nielsen’s Channels.   She said… Well, it was 50 degrees for two days in a row, and today is 33 degrees and snowing. Not looking good for the ice. There’s some open water in front and near bridge today.  I was hoping Saturday might be good, but I think it’ll... Read more »

DNR seeks applications for Conservation Police Officers

Ever consider a job in law enforcement?  I learned today that the IDNR is seeking applicants for the position of Conservation Police Officer. The COP trainee exam is scheduled for February 6-9. The DNR plans to hire 15 new Illinois Conservation Police recruits who will receive training in the academy this coming June. If interested, applicants... Read more »

New State-Record Walleye caught by Rockford teen

Nick Tassoni (left) with his father David and Nick’s state-record walleye
The IL DNR announced today that a 15 year old boy from Rockford caught a new State Record walleye from the Pecatonica River.  Good job young man.  Here’s the DNR info… IDNR Salutes Rockford Teen Angler for Catch of New State-Record Walleye ROCKFORD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fisheries... Read more »

Ice update at Nielsen's Channel

Here’s another update from Marcy…. Well, there was still about 2 inches in back this morning, but probably melting as I type…warm and sunny again today.   I can’t really recommend going out there. I miss you guys so much!  Maybe next weekend?!? Marcy Herman’s Lowlife Bar and Grill I hate to say it but I... Read more »

Grand Jury indicts East Dubuque Man for hunting incident

Incidents like this gives hunting a bad name.  Without a doubt this is a tragic incident.  Why can’t some hunters simply go by the rules, do everything they can to ensure a safe hunt.  Being retired from a 30 year long law enforcement career, I know how things like this can happen.  They not only... Read more »

Riverside Fishing Club News

This came in from the Riverside Fishing Club…. January 12th Speaker is Jeff Moreau from Temple Bay (Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada)   He will be talking about Canadian fishing- Muskie, Northern, Walleye, Bass, Perch etc. He will also provide information about Temple Bay.   We will give all attending members and guests ONE raffle ticket... Read more »

Illinois Outdoors TV reviews 2012 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

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As a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, I am able to test drive, review and utilize GM vehicles in my travels when I hit the road to obtain outdoor stories or in this case to tape TV shows.  This is the second GM vehicle that I was able to use and... Read more »

Ice is here, will it stay?

Ice is here, will it stay?
Marcy Paschky at Herman’s Lowlife Bar and Grill send me an email this morning.  They have ice at Nielsen’s Channel near Port Barrington.  It’s not safe yet she says.   Here’s her email message… “Wow! Who’d have thought I’d be sending this in January?? Anyway, Wayne (Krcmar) says the old ice is about an inch thick, and... Read more »